November 30, 2004

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Artist: Canadian Zephyr




John Hayman (vocals, guitars)
Bill Meens (bass, drums)
Marty Steiger
Chris Pluis
Garth Bourne (lead vocals, bass; replaced Stager & Pluis 1971)
Gord Logan (drums; replaced Meen 1973) John Howard (vocals, keyboards)
Joe Linge (drums; replaced Logan)
Carl Toth (bass; replaced Bourne 1981)
Dario Cingilani (drums; replaced Linge 1981)

Long running Canadian folk-country act whose roots date back to 1969 when John Hayman, Bill Meens, Marty Steiger, and Chris Pluis performed as The Four Jacks. Based out of Richmond Hill, Ontario, they became Canadian Zephyr in 1971.

Following the release of their first single, "Cheap Lowdown Wine", on Cynda Records, Stager and Pluis left and was replaced by Pickering native Garth Bourne who was doing a regular solo routine at the Robin Hood Inn.

In late 1972 they signed to Bronco Records (home of Lisle), and released their debut album 'Bringin' The House Down' the following year. Meen left that year as well and was replaced by Gord Logan. The signed a new deal with United Artists in 1974 and released two albums 'In The Zephyr Style' (1974) and 'It Just So Happens' (1976). Howard joined as keyboardist in 1975.

Their run of successful singles carried on as they switched to RCA Records in 1977. They continued on with RCA into 1980 with a full-length LP produced by Craig Ruhnke at Phase One Studio called, simply, 'Zephyr'. Guests on the release included Peter Appleyard, Bob Lucier, Debbie Fleming, Jamie Ray, Tommy Graham, Gareth Powell and Mike Thompson.

Bourne left in 1981 and was replaced by Carl Toth. Drummer Joe Linge was replaced by Dario Cingilani.

with notes from Mark Logan, M. Reardon and Geordie Howard.


Singles
1972 Cheap Lowdown Wine/On The Lamb (Cynda) 1113
1972 Boys In The Band/World Of Make Believe (Bronco) BR-2702
1973 My Sweet Caroline (Bronco)
1973 Lovin' My Lady (Bronco)
1974 Me And The Devil (United Artists)
1975 She Loves Away The Blues/Bad Times (United Artists) UAXW-558Y
1975 Someone Special/Olena (United Artists) UAXW-620Y
1975 Four Walls/She's A Woman (United Artists) UAXW-699Y
1976 Highway To Drive/Up & Away (United Artists) UAXW-772Y
1976 Breaking Up With Brenda/Ride With Me (United Artists) UAXW-828Y
1976 No Love At All/Til The River Runs Dry (United Artists) UAXW-876Y
1977 For All I Care/Gonna Make It Alright (United Artists) UAXW-981Y
1977 Stop Right There/Any Old Train (RCA) PB-50392
1978 Here's Your Watch, John/A Thousand Miles North Of Nashville (RCA)
1978 A Country Mile Better (RCA) PB-50463
1978 You Made My Day Tonight/You Look So Much Like Her (RCA) PB-50487
1979 Don't Ask The Question/Husky Dog (RCA) PB-50546
1979 Love When It Leaves Here/Cabbagetown Prophet (RCA) PB-50515
1980 Guess I Went Crazy/Help Me Make It Through The Night (RCA) PB-50572
1980 Lawanda (RCA)
1980 The Time It Takes To Leave/That's All Right Mama (RCA) PB-50597
1981 Watching It Die/Rock 'n' Roll Lady (RCA) PB-50631
1981 Shake This Rock/Just Like Strangers (Artists Alliance) AA-851 1982 Took You Back Again (Artists Alliance)
1983 Blonde And Down (From A Rodeo Town) (Artists Alliance)
1983 California Blankets (Artists Alliance)

Albums
1973 Bringin' The House Down (Bronco) 1974 In The Zephyr Style (United Artists) UALA-266
1976 It Just So Happens (United Artists) UALA-599
1978 A Country Mile Better (RCA) KKL1-0256
1979 Best Of Canadian Zephyr (RCA) KXL1-0315
1980 Zephyr (RCA) KKL1-0356
1983 The Songwriters (Artists Alliance) AAA-832

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